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8th Grade Reading Passages

Below you'll find 8th grade reading comprehension passages along with questions and answers and related vocabulary activities. Great for reading skills development  for middle and rising high school students. 

(126) Results for 8th Grade Reading Passages

Helen Learns About Love

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter VI passage: While she was born with the abil...

766 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Helen Learns Words

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter IV passage: This passage is from Helen Kelle...

879 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Little Helen

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter II passage: Helen Keller was an extraordinar...

619 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Pit and the Pendulum

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was a master of creating tension in ...

407 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Point of View

The End of It

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 5 passage: This passage from Charles Dickens’ ...

451 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Story Elements

The Second of the Three Spirits

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave Three passage: This passage from Charles Dicke...

616 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 420L - 730L, Theme

The First of the Three Spirits

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 2 passage: Charles Dickens’ classic story “A C...

781 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, Summary

Marley’s Ghost

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 1 passage: Taken from the first section of Dic...

671 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Theme

The Last of the Spirits

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 4 Passage: Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas ...

358 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Figurative Language, Story Elements

The Mayflower Compact

by The Pilgrims

The Mayflower Compact was a document written and sig...

322 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues, Summary